Nov 28, 2012 8:00am PST
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Nov 21, 2012 8:00am PST
another election after winning yet, throughout flattop in a brutal but civil war in which fattal activists were thrown from the roofs of buildings rather than being perpetuated somewhere else, to this day, gaza's occupation is nonexistent. it is not occupied. these terms -- international law, we could discuss the territories as the remaining 10% of the old palestine mandate. there's a history that can be opened up and looked at. but the call of the people in gaza refugees and israelis colonists, the slogans and terms take this discussion and put it right back into a gutter, of which there will be no progress. none at all. israel is a liberal and tolerant state that exists. to pretend it isn't or is illegitimate really set the stage for no progress at all. the help of the israelis has been focused on the palestinian authority which has taken a backseat to hamas and its violence and it's expected support from egypt and the support is receiving from iran. >> yousef munayyer you made a comparison, as have others, of the most recent israeli military strikes on gaza and what happened f
Nov 23, 2012 8:00am PST
election of truman in the late '40s. first what woody watches, to his astonishment, is the purging of the union movement. i mean, the communist movement, the communist party and affiliated organizations had worked to build the americanmany of the american unions and the cio and what have you. and then they join in the purge, right after the war, of much of the left wing and much of the militancy of the labor movement. so that's the first thing that woody watches to his utter disillusionment. he calls himselfhe says, you know, "my radical soul is so lonesome at this point." he feels increasingly marginalized politically. and then, of course, with the cold war and the truman doctrine about containing communism in greece, woody writes songs against truman, writes songs expressing his astonishment that britain and the united states could support the greek monarchy against the workers rising there, and just sees not only the labor movement and the union movement becoming increasinglythe fangs brought out of it, drawn out of it, but then elsewhere in the wider culture, where basically mccar